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Sanders Wants to Grant Felons Right to Vote

April 23, 2019

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday defended his stance for granting voting rights to felons, including the Boston Marathon bomber and convicted sexual assaulters.

Asked during a CNN town hall if he supported enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon terrorist and those convicted of sexual assault, Sanders replied, “This is what I believe. Do you believe in democracy? Do you believe that every single American 18 years of age or older who is an American citizen has the right to vote? This is a democracy. We’ve got to expand that democracy and I believe that every single person does have the right to vote.”

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